WP7: Mango is now out for developers

Microsoft has been showing off Mango for its Windows Phone platform for several weeks. If you are a developer and you have been anxiously waiting to get your hands on the upcoming platform, fortunately, that wait is now over.

Brandon Watson has announced on his Twitter account that Mango for developers is now out, it was previously expected that the release would occur tomorrow. This is good news for not only developers but consumers in general. With developers now getting their hands on the new platform, it is one step closer to being released to the consumer.  Also, with developers getting a head start, applications that can utilize the new features should be plentiful in the marketplace when consumers do finally get their hands on the update.

For Microsoft, Mango is a big hurdle in not only getting the release pushed to consumers, but to also tilt the playing field in their favor. With increased integration with Bing and many other new features, Mango will help set Windows Phone apart from others in the marketplace.

Mango is expected to be released in September this year and brings 500 new features to the Windows Phone 7 platform, including Multitasking, IE9, OS-wide IM integration, deeper social networking and more.

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Unfortunately, how sweet the mango(peach) is going to be.
But it's hard to buy the peaches when you go to the store and the idiots tell you that the peaches are bad and no good, so best to buy the lemons instead for your peach pie.

MS needs to combat the issue with the salesperson.

Hmm... I have a WP7 with the 7389 build. The Mango beta install PDF says only 7390 or 7392 are allowed in one place, then references 7389 as being ok in another place. To risk a brick or not to risk a brick, that is the question...

scorp508 said,
Hmm... I have a WP7 with the 7389 build. The Mango beta install PDF says only 7390 or 7392 are allowed in one place, then references 7389 as being ok in another place. To risk a brick or not to risk a brick, that is the question...

i would do the nodo update. why haven't you done it yet?

sweatshopking said,

i would do the nodo update. why haven't you done it yet?

7389 is NoDo, the 90 and 92 builds are minor security updates and Verizon hasn't released them yet. The good news is that it looks like 7389 is in fact ok to upgrade.

I hate waiting for emails........ Im just going to shut the comp off, because my luck will be that i get it at 3 am or something stupid like that.

Only for selected countries? Stupid. I surely won't renew my subscription. Marketplace for selected countries, Mango for selected countries, what else, Microsoft?

spudtrooper said,
If you register today, will they continually add people to invites as you get certified/geo-trust?

In weekly batches

rt @cliffsimpkins Invites should be out to all registered app hub developers within a few hours. We're pushing them through Connect right now.

bubbl3 said,
I'm a registered developer but no mail yet

Are you GeoTrust verified? Brandon Watson says on Twitter that we must be to get the beta.

bubbl3 said,
I'm a registered developer but no mail yet

also me my friend still waiting.... it's so hard!! I'm getting all randy for this thing, but can't find satisfaction!

bubbl3 said,
I'm a registered developer but no mail yet

Same here . I even had a dream last night that Mango came out for developers, lol.

Yea, I didnt get an invite yet and ive been registered as a developer since 2010 for wp7. Looks like I didnt make the first batch.

micro said,
Yea, I didnt get an invite yet and ive been registered as a developer since 2010 for wp7. Looks like I didnt make the first batch.

Are you GeoTrust verified? Brandon Watson says on Twitter that we must be to get the beta.

Calum said,

Are you GeoTrust verified? Brandon Watson says on Twitter that we must be to get the beta.

Been GeoTrust verified since '10.

There's more info that's missing it seems.

Microsoft also provided a beta 2 version of the Mango Windows Phone Developer Tools on Wednesday. The bits are required for developers to update their retail devices to Mango. DreamSpark members will also get access to the Mango beta bits. The following countries will get access to the beta bits over the next “couple of weeks”:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States.

GP007 said,
There's more info that's missing it seems.

Microsoft also provided a beta 2 version of the Mango Windows Phone Developer Tools on Wednesday. The bits are required for developers to update their retail devices to Mango. DreamSpark members will also get access to the Mango beta bits. The following countries will get access to the beta bits over the next “couple of weeks”:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States.


No love for the Russia again =(
Living without keyboard is hell. Using online soft keyboards is hell too, since you cannot hide the English keyboard and it covers the whole screen.

They also released beta 2 of the Windows Phone 7 SDK, so updated tools to play with if you can't get mango on your phone.

GP007 said,
They also released beta 2 of the Windows Phone 7 SDK, so updated tools to play with if you can't get mango on your phone.

Yikes. I might just stick with the emulator for a while. I just started to agree to the conditions until I saw that this voids the phone's warranty. I can understand losing carrier technical support, but voiding the warranty? I've already noticed some on-screen keyboard flakiness and battery issues that could be hardware problems, so I'm feeling a bit reluctant to flash a $500 piece of equipment with five months left of warranty for two to three months of Mango.

Skwerl said,

Yikes. I might just stick with the emulator for a while. I just started to agree to the conditions until I saw that this voids the phone's warranty. I can understand losing carrier technical support, but voiding the warranty? I've already noticed some on-screen keyboard flakiness and battery issues that could be hardware problems, so I'm feeling a bit reluctant to flash a $500 piece of equipment with five months left of warranty for two to three months of Mango.

You can always restore back to the backup you made of the original OS, and I'm sure the carrier wouldn't know that you ever had Mango on it.

andrewbares said,

You can always restore back to the backup you made of the original OS, and I'm sure the carrier wouldn't know that you ever had Mango on it.

I'm certain they would. They're keeping track of this update and they know exactly who has it on what phone. You sign away your warranty, and they'd find out about it.

I thought Mango was OS 7.5? It says on the App Hub site:

The Windows Phone Developer team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Windows Phone OS 7.1 codenamed Mango for registered Windows Phone developers.


Btw. do I have to have a paid App Hub account? I have one, but not paid the 99$ subscription, my work account has MSDN and Technet subscriptiom, will it be available for these?

Kurt-Erik Karlsen said,
I thought Mango was OS 7.5? It says on the App Hub site:

The Windows Phone Developer team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Windows Phone OS 7.1 codenamed Mango for registered Windows Phone developers.

Btw. do I have to have a paid App Hub account? I have one, but not paid the 99$ subscription, my work account has MSDN and Technet subscriptiom, will it be available for these?

Nope - I have paid up TechNet/MSDN accounts - not App Hub .. we won't be getting it I'm afraid.

i11usive said,

Nope - I have paid up TechNet/MSDN accounts - not App Hub .. we won't be getting it I'm afraid.


Hmmm... if I'm not getting this update now, I'm willing to paid the 99$ right now... I can't wait for this any longer...

zikalify said,
I wish they would say a month at least for a general availability release date.

I'm hearing September

/With a grain of salt

So Nice! This should be the plan to follow for the release of the final version to end users: Before of the announced date! :-D